Photos Courtesy of Dave Seibert
The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Talking Stick Resort is once again making history. On Saturday, October 23, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, attendees can start the day with a brand-new field-side Scottsdale Morning Beer Festival from 10 a.m. to noon. The Polo Party will also debut DJ MPower who will be spinning his electric house music sets in various tents, alongside several of the Valley’s top DJs. The 22-year-old inspiration with Down syndrome has overcome many challenges to DJ on a professional level. Also entertaining on site is jazz musician Doc Jones and acoustic guitarists.
As always, fans can expect to see four thrilling and action-packed polo matches. Since its inception, the event has traditionally brought in many of the world’s most talented and notable polo stars. It is only fitting for 2021 that polo fans will see the return of GQ model and undoubtedly one of America’s best players, Nic Roldan, who returns representing the former champion Aspen Valley Polo Club, owned by Marc and Melissa Ganzi. Roldan’s team will go head-to-head with La Mariposa Argentina Polo Club. La Mariposa is making its first appearance in the event. Among the other new teams that are also scheduled to play include the Grand Champions Polo Club and the Jet Set Woman’s All-Stars.
Need some football? Also newly expanded for this year: retired NFL star AC Caswell will once again bring his Million Dollar Mingle charity experience to the event with an even larger VIP presence on site.
When it comes to new horsepower for 2021, Polestar, the luxurious all-electric performance car brand, will have a showstopping display. New to Arizona, Polestar will open its first showroom in November 2021 in conjunction with Courtesy Volvo. For the first time guests will also have the option of purchasing four seat tables as well as the standard eight-top versions.
Raise your glass: alcohol offerings include onsite activations and tastings for Whispering Angel – a Rose’ brand, Bud Light Seltzers, Skyside and the Chandon Garden Spritz. As always, guests seeking the ultimate VIP experience can get reserved seating and tables in The Molina Fine Jewelers Drivers and Players VIP Lounge, the Barrett-Jackson Champagne and Jazz Lounge, and Prime: A Luxury Tent Experience by Steak 44, Neiman Marcus, Barrett-Jackson, and Bentley Scottsdale.
Besides the polo action, fans can also enjoy The Polo Party’s signature events within the event like the Canine Couture Dog Fashion Show presented by Lugari Pet Salon, the World’s Longest Catwalk Fashion Show produced by Phoenix Fashion Week, a half-time rugby match between top collegiate teams, a preview of Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Scottsdale Auction, and halftime performances by the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, plus much more.
Gates will open at 10 a.m. on October 23. General Admission tickets start at $35 and include field-side experiences like the Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge and several other DJ-infused party tents, including the Talking Stick Resort Polo DayClub Lounge with tables and bottle service courtesy of Scottsdale’s most recognizable hotspots. Among the new sponsors for 2021 include The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, who will bring a festive atmosphere to the polo event.
For tickets, tables and sponsorships, visit ThePoloParty.com.